Food Safety: Why You Should Be a Little Chicken About Chicken! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

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a year ago
Food Safety: Why You Should Be a Little Chicken About Chicken!

As a chef, I love to cook and eat chicken. But it can be potentially a hazardous food if handled improperly. About one in four pieces of raw chicken carry salmonella. Salmonella from poultry sickens over 200,000 Americans a year, according to USDA food safety data. Chicken and the juices found inside the package is a perfect environment for the growth of salmonella and other bacteria.

  • Always cook chicken to 160 degrees F.
  • Wash surfaces that touch raw chicken and its juices with hot soapy water and a touch of bleach.

Let’s enjoy our chicken safely!

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